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Does the R10 Require a Landline Phone?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Robert Simandl, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Robert Simandl

    Robert Simandl AllStar

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    I'm about to dump my landline phone and just use my cell for any phone needs.

    I've upgraded all my DirecTV boxes to models that use Ethernet connections, except for one R10 in the basement.

    If I cancel my landline phone service, will my R10 continue working or will I need to get a newer box to replace it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. matt

    matt New Member

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    My HR10 does. If you reset the receiver, it will have to call in to get the DVR service activated. Not sure about the R10 though...
     
  3. CCarncross

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    R10 is still Tivo based so it makes a call to initiate certain processes...like updates, it will probably complain that it hasnt successfully made a call in x days, but it should still work.
     
  4. matt

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    Mine said it hadn't been connected in over 1500 days and worked fine. I gave it a reset from the menu and it wouldn't let my open my list unless it called in. As long as you don't reset it, you should be ok.
     
  5. Robert Simandl

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    Thanks to all for the replies!
     
  6. dishrich

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    No, you just make sure you DON'T let those messages pile up sky high & clear them out regularly, then you won't have to do this. ;)

    RS, I assume you know this, but just make sure it's on 6.4 software & you won't have any problems, except the daily nag message - just keep those messages cleared out & you'll be fine
     

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